Illinois Country Live at Home - Henhouse Prowlers


In this installment of “Illinois Country: Live at Home,” Chicago-based bluegrass band Henhouse Prowlers perform "Simplify," a song written by Ben Benedict. On stage, in workshops, and wherever they are performing, these Bluegrass Ambassadors find and spread commonality through the universal language of music.

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Resiliency Matters: How Trauma Affects Children, Families, and Communities


Join health reporter Christine Herman for this discussion with local experts about how early childhood trauma affects child development; how supportive relationships can help children overcome adversity; and how issues of justice and equity are critical to efforts to promote community resilience.

Helen Neville, professor of Educational Psychology and African American Studies

University of Illinois College of Education

The 21st Show - June 04, 2020

How Racism Hurts Black Mental Health & How You Can Help

From declaring racism a public health crisis to how can white people support black people who might be feeling battle fatigue, or simply overwhelmed in the wake of the kiling of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breona Taylor and others... The 21st sought answers from Helen Neville, professor of Educational Psychology and African-Americans Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Teresa Haley, president of the Illinois Chapter of the NAACP, talks about

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The 21st Show - June 03, 2020

Interview: Illinois NAACP President Teresa Haley

The 21st speaks with Teresa Haley, president of the Illinois State Conference and the Springfield Branch of the NAACP, about the killing of George Floyd, the protests that followed, and her priorities for police accountability.

The 21st Show - June 03, 2020

The 21st—Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Today on The 21st: as protests continue over the police killing of George Floyd, a conversation about policing, protesting, and what comes next with Teresa Haley, the head of the Illinois NAACP. And we talk to the head of a police academy and a criminal justice expert about how and why law enforcement needs to change.

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The 21st Show - June 02, 2020

Record Breaking Spring Rainfall Could Be Our New Normal

This May marked the third time in three years we’ve seen record rainfall in parts of Illinois. We check in with a farmer in Menard county and Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford about what they’ve been seeing.

Greek dentist Dimitra Karaiskou, left, wearing a full protective suit against the coronavirus, along with her assistants Maria Vrettou, center, and Sofia Vasilaki, right, also wearing protective equipment, pose for a photo during the first day of the re-opening of their dental clinic, following a lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus, in this file photo from May 4, 2020.

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

The 21st Show - June 02, 2020

Reopening Dental Offices

Dental offices are reopening as coronavirus restrictions ease. But is it safe to go back? We’ll talk to a health reporter and the head of an association of dental hygienists.

Protestors kneel at the intersection of Vine and Main streets in Urbana to show solidarity with George Floyd

Alejandra Pires

The 21st Show - June 02, 2020

America Has A History Of Inequality When It Comes To Protests

Northwestern University professor Alvin Tillery talks about protests dismantling power structures, how political leaders are framing the protests this week, and how he has been handling his emotions regarding another police murder of a black man. 

The 21st Show - June 02, 2020

The 21st—Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Today on The 21st: we talk to a scholar about the long history of violent protest in America, we ask if it's safe to go to the dentist, and we dry out from another month of record rainfall.

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